The first one is a double eyelid. The double eyelid is a fold or crease in your eyelid that creates a fold above your eye - for Asians, making the eye look bigger and dramatically better-looking.
Most Asians are born without the double eyelid crease, although nowadays an increasing amount of Asians have double eyelids. A lot of Asian women who do not have the fold in their eyelids use beauty products like a special glue or tape for a prolonged time to create a crease in their eyelid. Those who are rich and cannot wait head straight to a plastic surgeon.
As for me - it's really weird. I was born with double eyelids and my crease was pretty deep too, so my parents were super happy because that meant I'd have good-looking eyes. Well aroudn when I was 6 or 7, my eyes just started becoming single eyelid-ed and my dad was going frantic and forced me to rub my eyes everyday, but I refused because the intense rubbing hurt my eyelids. My brother, who was born with single eyelids, didn't really rub his eyes either, but now it's strange...
I don't have double eyelids a lot now (rarely do I actually have them), but I have a weak crease on my eyelids. If I just rub my eyes a little, my double eyelids will come out, but disappear almost instantly. If I rub for a long time, usually they'll come out. It's so ironic now...my brother, who had single eyelids from birth - now has double eyelids. I, who was born with dobule eyelids, now have single eyelids. I ahte it because my brother always makes fun of my eyes, calling them "Japanese eyes" (racist, haw?).
Personally, I hate it when I have single eyelids because naturally, (although I'm a guy) I have curly eyelashes and both my parents say I look a zillion times better when I have double eyelids - they call it "big eyes" in Chinese. I (I'm not conceited) myself too think I look way better with double eyelids.
I'm never gonna use that stupid glue or tape crap, so does anyone have any tips/ideas? I don't know if mine will come out naturally, althoguh my dad keeps saying they will.
BTW sorry for stealing the thread kinda. I hope my previous info (above mine) helped.
Edited by BoAFriend, 25 August 2005 - 10:41 AM.